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66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3LH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 3375 7001
DX:
32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk

Martin Blake

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7353
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/martin-blake/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Banking and Financial Services.

Position

Martin has broad experience in a range of domestic and international banking and finance matters, including general corporate and individual lending, workouts and restructuring, property finance and acquisition finance. Martin advises lenders, borrowers and sponsors on syndicated, bilateral, secured, unsecured and structured financing transactions. He is familiar with dealing with a variety of assets used as collateral, including land, intellectual property, stocks and shares, revenue streams and other contractual rights.

Career

Trainee Solicitor at Dentons, 2000 -2002; Associate (and then Senior Associate) in Dentons' Banking and Finance department, 2002-2011; Joined Farrer & Co, March 2011. Martin became a Partner in 2013.

Education

University of Sheffield (Law degree and LPC).


London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Property finance

The team at Farrer & Co  - 'the epitome of "a safe pair of hands"' - has a substantial number of commercial lenders, international banks and UK private banks in its client roster. 'First-rate negotiator' Simon Graham acted for Credit Suisse on a £30m term loan facility to fund the acquisition of a commercial office property in Manchester; Laurie Horwood advised the same client on a £42.5m loan to refinance and develop a large country estate. Practice head Martin Blake, who, along with Bethan Waters, is praised for having a 'vast breadth of knowledge, patience and professional manners', assisted Coutts & Co with a £13m term loan facility to an international property fund group to refinance the acquisition of a shopping centre in the West Midlands. Annabel Dean, newly promoted partner Marc Glancy, senior associate Kate Corke and associates Laura Uberoi and Caroline Pearce are also noted.

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